PhD Candidate in Political Science
- Name: Katherine Reyes
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Conflict Resolution/Forced Displacement/Protection of Civilians.
Katherine Reyes is a MPhil/PhD candidate whose research, supervised by Dr Kristin Bakke and Dr Alex Braithwaite, focuses on local leadership, influence, and types of authority in cases of outbreaks of violence in camps of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Her research explores the theme of micro-level conflict analysis and political dynamics in camps.
Provisional Thesis Title
Leadership and Influence: Violence in Camps of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
- Conflict resolution and forced displacement
- Security in camps of refugees and IDPs
- The inclusion of refugees and IDPs in peace processes
- Information networks amongst refugees and IDPs
- Grassroots reconciliation activities in conflict zones.
Katherine holds a Masters of Science in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelors of Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University (Ottawa).
Katherine has served as Special Assistant/Reports Officer to the Deputy Joint Special Representative for Operations and Management for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and earlier on to the Deputy Joint Special Representative on substantive issues. She has also worked on community and civil society issues in peacekeeping missions in Darfur, South Sudan, and Burundi. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Katherine’s work at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was focused on programmes on peace building and support to returnees.